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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    Undergraduate.

    GCSE (2006): 10A* 1A

    A-level (2008): AAAa in Maths*, Further Maths, Chemistry and Biology AS
    *Maths is grade A* using current criteria

    Self-studying Economics and Maths A-level this year.
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    Feel free not to answer this, but what happened that after 8 years you decided to do A-levels again and apply? Interesting to be honest.

    I am reapplying for Economics. Had an offer last year, but missed my offer by 0.5% (1 mark) in Economics. I got A*A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Persian, Physics and Economics relatively. Studying few new AS levels this year to gain more knowledge
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    (Original post by Fbiemad)
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    Feel free not to answer this, but what happened that after 8 years you decided to do A-levels again and apply? Interesting to be honest.

    I am reapplying for Economics. Had an offer last year, but missed my offer by 0.5% (1 mark) in Economics. I got A*A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Persian, Physics and Economics relatively. Studying few new AS levels this year to gain more knowledge
    I have been working all sorts from retail banking at HSBC to being a data analyst for the NHS. I am also a self-employed personal trainer.

    I have an interest in airline economics and I want to enter strategy consulting as my next career move.

    This requires a good degree from a Top6 uni so I decided a month ago to research and apply to Oxford, LSE, UCL and Warwick for economics. My A-levels from 2008 are fine to enter butI am taking a couple of relevant A-levels to demonstrate recent study as well as for my own benefit to hit the ground running if I get in.

    Woah, I can't imagine how that must have felt Having had a look at some Freedom of Information requests, LSE normally makes ~400 offers for its ~230 economics places, expecting ~50 to miss their offers and the rest to firm anther uni, usually Oxbridge. Thats probably why they are so strict but that does not make your treatment any less harsh!

    I get mistaken for being Irainian a lot but cant speak a word of Persian lol.
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    (Original post by Blueberry.89)
    I have been working all sorts from retail banking at HSBC to being a data analyst for the NHS. I am also a self-employed personal trainer.

    I have an interest in airline economics and I want to enter strategy consulting as my next career move.

    This requires a good degree from a Top6 uni so I decided a month ago to research and apply to Oxford, LSE, UCL and Warwick for economics. My A-levels from 2008 are fine to enter butI am taking a couple of relevant A-levels to demonstrate recent study as well as for my own benefit to hit the ground running if I get in.

    Woah, I can't imagine how that must have felt Having had a look at some Freedom of Information requests, LSE normally makes ~400 offers for its ~230 economics places, expecting ~50 to miss their offers and the rest to firm anther uni, usually Oxbridge. Thats probably why they are so strict but that does not make your treatment any less harsh!

    I get mistaken for being Irainian a lot but cant speak a word of Persian lol.
    It is good that you are doing those A-Levels this year, it will benefit your application. Have you applied yet or are you applying next week?
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    You probably have done a lot of research already based on what I see, but in case if you don't know, for Oxford you will have a great chance if you get a decent grade in TSA exam (It should be around 2nd November). I think something around 70% is considered very good. I didn't apply to Oxford though, so I don't know exact figures.
    Yeah, it was very harsh, but I am willing to study an extra year to get into LSE, as I prefer LSE's Economics course structure more than other universities and also since I already study in London, its even more convenient to go to LSE. I wish I get another offer though .
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    (Original post by Fbiemad)
    It is good that you are doing those A-Levels this year, it will benefit your application. Have you applied yet or are you applying next week?
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    You probably have done a lot of research already based on what I see, but in case if you don't know, for Oxford you will have a great chance if you get a decent grade in TSA exam (It should be around 2nd November). I think something around 70% is considered very good. I didn't apply to Oxford though, so I don't know exact figures.
    Yeah, it was very harsh, but I am willing to study an extra year to get into LSE, as I prefer LSE's Economics course structure more than other universities and also since I already study in London, its even more convenient to go to LSE. I wish I get another offer though .
    Applying next week, still waiting for my reference.

    Thanks for the TSA info. A scaled mark of 70 puts you in the top 10% which usually equates to around 40/50 in the multiple choice and would certainly get you an interview at Oxford. Then its all down to you and you have a 1 in 3 chance to get an offer. So the TSA is crucial in getting an interview but you still need to do the business at the interview! I suspect Cambridge is the same.

    I am sure you will get another offer being a stronger applicant this year. I would also would prefer LSE as I'm a ldn boy and the apparent focus on career rather than socials amongst students would suit me to a tee. I would need to be invited to sit the UGAA in March if I am to have any chance of an offer, however.
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    Just sent off my application for Economics at this uni! I don't have any further maths qualifications though :/
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    Hi guys, I'm applying for Anthropology and Law.
    My predicted grades are ABB (because my school are being stubborn, and they easily could've been A*AA/AAA) and the offer for Anthropology and Law is AAB.
    Do you think I'll still stand a chance? Considering most other aspects of my application are quite strong?

    Thanks so much
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    Applying for Bsc Finance

    I am a Singapore students studying A levels
    I take Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics at H2 and H3 mathematics, our teacher cannot disclose the predicted grades to us but I have faith in myself haha
    Hope everyone here can get into the course that they want ! anyone also interested in Bsc Finance can PM me, lets work hard together !!
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    (Original post by Leporisa)
    Applying for Bsc Finance

    I am a Singapore students studying A levels
    I take Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics at H2 and H3 mathematics, our teacher cannot disclose the predicted grades to us but I have faith in myself haha
    Hope everyone here can get into the course that they want ! anyone also interested in Bsc Finance can PM me, lets work hard together !!
    I ll be applying for finance too. Im from Malaysia, but I'm taking a diploma of finance and investment instead of a levels.
    Regretting it now.
    So, have you apply? I'm still drafting my ps.
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    (Original post by Mcr342)
    I ll be applying for finance too. Im from Malaysia, but I'm taking a diploma of finance and investment instead of a levels.
    Regretting it now.
    So, have you apply? I'm still drafting my ps.
    yes! I am also working on my PS now. And don't worry, your PS would be very outstanding since you are exposed to finance before Uni
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    (Original post by greys-anatomy)
    Hi guys, I'm applying for Anthropology and Law.
    My predicted grades are ABB (because my school are being stubborn, and they easily could've been A*AA/AAA) and the offer for Anthropology and Law is AAB.
    Do you think I'll still stand a chance? Considering most other aspects of my application are quite strong?

    Thanks so much
    You should really try to get predicted at least AAB. Some unis automatically reject anyone whose predicted grades are below the requirements.
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    (Original post by greys-anatomy)
    Hi guys, I'm applying for Anthropology and Law.
    My predicted grades are ABB (because my school are being stubborn, and they easily could've been A*AA/AAA) and the offer for Anthropology and Law is AAB.
    Do you think I'll still stand a chance? Considering most other aspects of my application are quite strong?

    Thanks so much
    Its not recommended to apply with lower predictions and the entry requirement. Sometimes they automatically reject you for it. However, if your application is impressive, they might consider you since they know teachers can sometimes predict lower grades I guess...
    I still recommend you to get the AAB prediction at least. If not, then if you think you are a strong candidate, then go for it. I dont know the level of competition for that course exactly.
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    (Original post by Leporisa)
    Applying for Bsc Finance

    I am a Singapore students studying A levels
    I take Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics at H2 and H3 mathematics, our teacher cannot disclose the predicted grades to us but I have faith in myself haha
    Hope everyone here can get into the course that they want ! anyone also interested in Bsc Finance can PM me, lets work hard together !!
    Once you apply, go to UCAS and then if you want you can order your references and predictions for £10
    (Personally I haven't done that process, but it is possible to do it)
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    Has anyone who's sent their application received any sort of acknowledgement yet? I applied for economics on the 5th and haven't received anything.
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    What are the chances of getting an offer for BSc Economics (A*AA with A* in maths required) with A*AA predictions but the A* being in economics? My teachers think my personal statement is strong but it's definitely not 10/10 by any means as I don't have many things such as work experience in economics-related fields (I do have work experience in other things, though).

    I also have no Further Maths.
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    Does anyone know whether they ask for Maths UMS for L101? If so, will they still do it if you already have your grades?

    I'm applying from a gap year with:

    • A-Level: A*AAa (Maths/Physics/Politics/Business respectively - my school is shite and doesn't offer Economics A-Level hence Business, I also learnt all the AS Further Maths modules during A2 but didn't sit the exams as it wasn't part of my offer (elsewhere) at the time and didn't want to risk my A2 grades)
    • EPQ: A* (on EU federalism, large focus on international trade and monetary union aspects plus the political ramifications)
    • GCSE: 5A* 4A 1B (probably below average for an LSE applicant, but as I said my school is bad so this was actually the 6th highest set of results from about 225 students so I'm hoping this will work in my favour)

    In my gap year I'm going to be studying A2 Further Maths and I'm also going to buy textbooks for both AS and A2 Economics and self-teach so I'm not behind, wish I'd done this earlier on tbh. Do you think just studying the units will be enough for them, or would they rather me actually sit the exams? I already have my A2s so I obviously could probably get A's, or even A*s potentially, if I did, but I don't want to run the risk of having these tagged onto offers at my other UCAS options just in case there's a disaster on results day and I end up missing it (particularly since I already meet the requirements without doing so). What do you guys think? It's clear in my reference that I will have the knowledge, but actually sitting the exams would probably look better. I'm a bit unsure as to what to do, since so many other applicants have FM and Econ A-Levels, although they aren't a necessity obviously.


    Edit: For the people above, at Oxford a TSA score of 60+ will probably get you an interview for PPE, and for E&M it tends to be a bit higher at about 67ish. Offer holders usually score at least 65 for PPE, although many get 67-72+, and for E&M I assume it's similarly around 70+ for an offer. You also need to do well in the interviews, of course.
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    (Original post by DziNe)
    What are the chances of getting an offer for BSc Economics (A*AA with A* in maths required) with A*AA predictions but the A* being in economics? My teachers think my personal statement is strong but it's definitely not 10/10 by any means as I don't have many things such as work experience in economics-related fields (I do have work experience in other things, though).

    I also have no Further Maths.
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    Since you have prediction of A in Maths and they require A*, its pretty unlikely that they will offer you a place for BSc Economics. Maths is very important to them and based on what you are telling me, you are not really into Maths (which not having Further Maths also supports it).
    I know this is not what you wanted to hear, but its better to get an honest respond and in situations like this rather than getting a positive but useless respond.
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    (Original post by JRKinder)
    Does anyone know whether they ask for Maths UMS for L101? If so, will they still do it if you already have your grades?

    I'm applying from a gap year with:

    • A-Level: A*AAa (Maths/Physics/Politics/Business respectively - my school is shite and doesn't offer Economics A-Level hence Business, I also learnt all the AS Further Maths modules during A2 but didn't sit the exams as it wasn't part of my offer (elsewhere) at the time and didn't want to risk my A2 grades)
    • EPQ: A* (on EU federalism, large focus on international trade and monetary union aspects plus the political ramifications)
    • GCSE: 5A* 4A 1B (probably below average for an LSE applicant, but as I said my school is bad so this was actually the 6th highest set of results from about 225 students so I'm hoping this will work in my favour)

    In my gap year I'm going to be studying A2 Further Maths and I'm also going to buy textbooks for both AS and A2 Economics and self-teach so I'm not behind, wish I'd done this earlier on tbh. Do you think just studying the units will be enough for them, or would they rather me actually sit the exams? I already have my A2s so I obviously could probably get A's, or even A*s potentially, if I did, but I don't want to run the risk of having these tagged onto offers at my other UCAS options just in case there's a disaster on results day and I end up missing it (particularly since I already meet the requirements without doing so). What do you guys think? It's clear in my reference that I will have the knowledge, but actually sitting the exams would probably look better. I'm a bit unsure as to what to do, since so many other applicants have FM and Econ A-Levels, although they aren't a necessity obviously.


    Edit: For the people above, at Oxford a TSA score of 60+ will probably get you an interview for PPE, and for E&M it tends to be a bit higher at about 67ish. Offer holders usually score at least 65 for PPE, although many get 67-72+, and for E&M I assume it's similarly around 70+ for an offer. You also need to do well in the interviews, of course.
    Hey,

    They ask for Maths UMS of each module and the overall UMS of your other subjects, based on what I remember (as long as they havent changed it for the new process). So the UMS you get in subjects matter to them.

    Your grades might be enough for them, but I still recommend you to do the exams. If you mention that you are taking those exams and end up getting an offer, it is likely that they will give a conditional offer on them, since they are relevant subjects. Therefore, it is up to you to decide to whether mention them or not. Obviously doing them is better.
    This is just a thought though, they might not ask you to get an grade in it, but it is likely they do.

    Your GCSE's look fine, dont worry.
    However, I dont think mentioning that you were 6th from 200+ students is that valuable, so not worth mentioning I guess.
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    Just a thought: You "could" apply for PPE or something like that. You have Politics, so maybe use it in your advantage and apply for something to do with Politics. Obviously that depends on if you like PPE or not, but I recommend you to look around and maybe apply to something which you will probably get accepted with, regardless of the subjects you do this year. I am saying this because now they will know that you changed your interest this summer, since your current subjects dont match with a normal/usual Economics applicant, even though those subjects are great for an Economics applicant (dont get me wrong). Hopefully it makes sense what I am trying to say.

    I am not trying to put you off from Economics. You are capable of getting an offer, but I just mean that if you look around, you "might" have better options with your current subjects. You have to research about it, since I dont know if you actually have a better option or not.
    By the way, what courses and universities did you apply for last year? Where were you planning to go to? What made you change your mind about your course?
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    (Original post by Fbiemad)
    Hey,

    They ask for Maths UMS of each module and the overall UMS of your other subjects, based on what I remember (as long as they havent changed it for the new process). So the UMS you get in subjects matter to them.

    Your grades might be enough for them, but I still recommend you to do the exams. If you mention that you are taking those exams and end up getting an offer, it is likely that they will give a conditional offer on them, since they are relevant subjects. Therefore, it is up to you to decide to whether mention them or not. Obviously doing them is better.
    This is just a thought though, they might not ask you to get an grade in it, but it is likely they do.

    Your GCSE's look fine, dont worry.
    However, I dont think mentioning that you were 6th from 200+ students is that valuable, so not worth mentioning I guess.
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    What does the Edit part have to do with anything?
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    Just a thought: You "could" apply for PPE or something like that. You have Politics, so maybe use it in your advantage and apply for something to do with Politics. Obviously that depends on if you like PPE or not, but I recommend you to look around and maybe apply to something which you will probably get accepted with, regardless of the subjects you do this year. I am saying this because now they will know that you changed your interest this summer, since your current subjects dont match with a normal/usual Economics applicant, even though those subjects are great for an Economics applicant (dont get me wrong). Hopefully it makes sense what I am trying to say.

    I am not trying to put you off from Economics. You are capable of getting an offer, but I just mean that if you look around, you "might" have better options with your current subjects. You have to research about it, since I dont know if you actually have a better option or not.
    By the way, what courses and universities did you apply for last year? Where were you planning to go to? What made you change your mind about your course?
    They ask for your UMS across all subjects? The only instance I've heard of is for Maths. Oh, well, good to know.

    That's the dilemma I have; I know it will look better if I actually do the exams rather than just learning the content, but I'm really concerned about getting an offer and then some random disaster happening and I end up missing it due them making it conditional on those subjects. If they don't ask that I get a grade in it then that obviously takes away some of the pressure, but then I risk other places making an offer based on those too.

    Perhaps not, but there's space on my reference so why not My school is awful, which is the point I'm trying to get across to them lol

    Oh, the edit is in answer to the people asking questions about TSA scores above. I went through the process last year and that information is fairly accurate based on what I've found online and my own experience.

    I am applying to PPE at Oxford anyway, as I did last year. My subjects are fine for both Econ and PPE, they only prefer (or require in LSE's case) that you do Maths and prefer an essay subject as well, which I have. Sciences are just all-round good. As I said, I would have done A Level Economics had it been available to me at school. They duped me into thinking that Business would be a decent substitute, so me as a clueless year 11 took their word for it lol. In hindsight I should have definitely done Further Maths instead.

    Last year I applied to Oxford/LSE/UCL/Warwick and Nottingham, for economics and PPE (Oxford only) like this year. My personal statement... wasn't great... and we got given no advice on how to write it, so I ended up with only a Nottingham offer Over the past year I've done a lot of things to improve it and have already achieved the grades, so I'm much more confident this year.
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    Guys i have made a pretty big problem in my personal statement.


    At the last paragraph I forgot to add a word like and it ruined the meaning of the sentence and will make people think asif I am applying to computer science program. I also made some grammatical error in it as well and my personal statement looks kinda quantitative because 80% of the personal statement is about how my interest grew in this area of subject

    I am an international applicant from India .

    In my tenth grade I got 95% in math (A*), 95% in economics (A*), 94% in Science (A*) and 86% in English (A I guess, I am not sure )

    I got a predicted grades of full A1 (A*) for my 12th boards from school.

    Will i be facing any disadvantages because of my mistake in personal statement?

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    (Original post by Akhil1999.gs)
    Guys i have made a pretty big problem in my personal statement.


    At the last paragraph I forgot to add a word like and it ruined the meaning of the sentence and will make people think asif I am applying to computer science program. I also made some grammatical error in it as well and my personal statement looks kinda quantitative because 80% of the personal statement is about how my interest grew in this area of subject

    I am an international applicant from India .

    In my tenth grade I got 95% in math (A*), 95% in economics (A*), 94% in Science (A*) and 86% in English (A I guess, I am not sure )

    I got a predicted grades of full A1 (A*) for my 12th boards from school.

    Will i be facing any disadvantages because of my mistake in personal statement?

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    LSE can't really discriminate on Personal Statements that much because it acknowledges that different people have different amounts of support. If your grades are good, you should make a strong applicant


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